It’s been almost one year since I stood on the coast of Portugal overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. On that trip I explored the Alentejo region, sat under the stars and walked solo for a week along the coast, feeling connected to something, somehow. Travel does that. Connects. I am getting ready to leave this week for Ireland, ready and excited to explore new landscapes. Stay tuned for lots of epic photos! But, I’m most excited to visit Ireland because, I’ve been researching for almost a year, the branches that connect me to my Irish ancestors. So, today I’m enjoying the butterflies thinking about my next adventure.